WEBINAR: New WHO Community Health Worker Guideline & Additional Resources, 15 February

7 February, 2019

WEBINAR: New WHO Community Health Worker Guideline & Additional Resources


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WEBINAR: New WHO Community Health Worker Guideline & Additional Resources

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Webinar to disseminate the new WHO Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes (CHW guideline) and highlight additional resources


On Friday, February 15, 8:30-10:00am EST, the World Health Organization (WHO), USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) and CORE Group will host a webinar to disseminate the new WHO community health workers (CHW) guideline that was launched on October 26, 2018 at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana commemorating 40 years after Alma-Ata. In 1978, the Declaration of Alma-Ata recognized CHWs as part of a diverse, sustainable team that responds effectively to the health needs of communities. The CHW guideline consolidates four decades of evidence since Alma-Ata.

In 2016, WHO initiated the process of developing guidelines to improve the design, implementation, performance and evaluation of CHW programs, contributing to the attainment of universal health coverage and the health-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The new Guideline provides evidence-based policy recommendations to support national strategies and investments to build fit-for-purpose community health workforces.

Join us on February 15th to learn more on the major recommendations intended to guide national policies and country-level perspectives on program implications and to highlight selected USAID funded resources pertinent to CHW programs.



8:30-8:36 Welcome & Presenter Introduction

Ochiawunma Ibe, Senior Technical Advisor, Community Health, MCSP

8:36-9:06 WHO CHW Guideline Presentation

Giorgio Cometto, Coordinator, Human Resources for Health Policies and Standards, WHO Geneva

9:06-9:20 Questions and Answers

Rachel Deussom, CORE Group Community-Centered Health Systems Strengthening (CC HSS) Working Group

Rep / Chemonics HRH2030 Technical Director

9:20-9:40 Reflections on Guideline Implications for Member Countries and TA Partners

Olasford Wiah, Director, Community Health Services, MOH Liberia

Miatta Gbanya, Health Sector Pool Fund Manager and Deputy Director, Incident Management System, Ministry of Health (MOH), Liberia

Alexandre Boon, Maternal and Child Health Specialist, UNICEF/Mozambique

9:40-10:00 Final Questions and Wrap Up

Rachel Deussom CORE Group CC HSS Working Group Rep/ Chemonics HRH2030 Technical Director

Ochiawunma Ibe, Senior Technical Advisor, Community Health, MCSP



Best Regards,

Ochiawunma Ibe MD, Msc (MCH) MPH

Senior Community Health Technical Advisor/Senior Tech. Specialist

Maternal and Child Survival Program

USAID Grantee

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Washington, DC 20036

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HIFA profile: Ochiawunma Ibe is Senior Community Health Technical Advisor at the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) in the USA. Professional interests: Community Health Workers and Community Management, Policy and Planning for Community Health, Integrated Service delivery and developing viable integrated community health platforms. Highly accomplished and results-oriented public health professional with 15+ years successful experience with increasing responsibility in HIV& AIDS Care and support; Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Multi-sectoral nutrition programming; directly managing & achieving significant results in USAID and USG/PEPFAR funded programs. Strong background in community- health system strengthening and service delivery for Maternal and Child Health, with skills in community engagement and behavior change, synergies between Nutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Health, Gender, Agriculture and Emergency preparedness. ochi.ibe AT icf.com